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1. Chem (of a compound) having a cyclic structure formed or apparently formed by reaction of one functional group in a molecule with another group in the same molecule
2. Archery
a. the red innermost ring on a target
b. a shot which hits this ring
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And should any misfortune occur to you, dear Edmond," she continued with the same calmness which proved to Fernand that the young girl had read the very innermost depths of his sinister thought, "if misfortune should occur to you, I would ascend the highest point of the Cape de Morgion and cast myself headlong from it.
Thus did he speak, and they did even as he had said; they went to the store room, which they entered before Melanthius saw them, for he was busy searching for arms in the innermost part of the room, so the two took their stand on either side of the door and waited.
It went through two layers, but the god had made the shield in five, two of bronze, the two innermost ones of tin, and one of gold; it was in this that the spear was stayed.
The wild glare of these enormous flambeaux, lighting up with a startling brilliancy the innermost recesses of the vale, and seen moving rapidly along beneath the canopy of leaves, the savage shout of the excited messengers sounding the news of their approach, which was answered on all sides, and the strange appearance of their naked bodies, seen against the gloomy background, produced altogether an effect upon my mind that I shall long remember.
What the paper suggested was the feeling that lay in his innermost heart and that no reviving cheerfulness could long quench--the feeling that after all and above all he was a good fellow wronged.
The ushers in all the ministries bow down to the ground therefore, and voices from the innermost sanctums take on an eager tone when they say, 'Faites entrer.
Phelps thrust away the precious document into the innermost pocket of his coat.
The more you mixed with the innermost ring in every polity or profession, the more often you met Sir Wilson Seymour.
To the acute observer no one can produce the most casual work without disclosing the innermost secrets of his soul.
It gave him sufficient details of the death of Porthos to move the tender and devoted heart of Athos to its innermost fibers.
And this embrace too, owing to a long-standing impression related to his innermost feelings, had its usual effect on Kutuzov and he gave a sob.
He got all of her, except the innermost box and the kiss.